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Oscar Special: Teaching Film Literacy in the Classroom

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I love film and take much pleasure in teaching my students a subject called Movie Comprehension.

Courtesy of edutopia.org, the following is a list of resources for teaching film literacy in the classroom:

 

  • Teaching for Visual Literacy: 50 Great Young Adult Films: Authors Alan B. Teasley and Ann Wilder share tips for using film as a classroom tool, and include an extensive list of films that are perfect for young adults, focusing on lesser-known flicks, classic films, and movies that students have not likely seen.

 

  • Oscar-Nominated Flicks for Families: Common Sense Media produced this list of reviews of 2013’s Oscar-nominated films for the whole family. Included are reviews for animated films, Brave and Frankenweenie, and films based on historial events, Lincoln and Argo.

 

 

  • 12 Basic Ways to Teach Media Literacy (PDF): This guide from Ithaca College is a great beginners resource for teaching media and film literacy. The tips included by authors Cyndy Scheibe and Faith Rogow are a great kickstarter for any media literacy unit, including suggestions for stimulating student interest in new topics and encouraging students to think about how media messages influence them.

 

 

And while we are on the Oscar theme, here is my all time favourite Oscar clip from my childhood. Enjoy!

 

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